The Unitarian Congregation of Guelph welcomes you, whoever you are, whatever your religious beliefs, abilities, ethnicities and sexual orientation.
We are a diverse community who come together to explore important life questions, support each other in living with purpose and meaning, and work toward peace and justice.
We are not bound by a set creed or dogma, but guided by Unitarian Universalist Principles and Sources.
We have been recognized as a Welcoming Congregation.
So if you are searching for a spiritual community where there is freedom of religious thought, spiritual growth, hope and inspiration, welcome!
Wednesday May 24, 2017
6:30pm - Refreshments
7:00pm - Annual General Meeting
The Unitarian Congregation of Guelph
122 Harris St.
Guelph, ON, N1E 5T1
Linda Reith, Earth Based Spirituality Council
April 30 - May Day
Service Facilitator - Linda Reith, Earth Based Spirituality Council
May Day is a happy time at UCG. Together we weave our dreams into a bright pattern of hope and commitment. As buds become flowers and gardeners set their seeds, we set our intentions for a new spiritual harvest. Please join us for this intergenerational service. Weather permitting, we will be outside for part of this service for our annual Maypole dance.
PARLIAMENT AND DEMOCRACY
Speaker: Lloyd Longfield
MP Lloyd Longfield will talk about democracy and what it means in Canada. He will discuss how Canada’s diversity makes up an accepting, giving place to live and how he feels as an MP that you, as citizens, give back to Canada in many ways.
Prior to being elected to Parliament, Lloyd started his own company in 1986 and was later recruited into board of director and management positions in major multinational corporations.
More recently, Lloyd turned his focus to community benefit organizations. He became President & CAO of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, where he led a number of significant initiatives, including the recruitment of physicians; rebuilding Immigrant Services – Guelph Wellington; and collaborating with the City of Guelph in the launch of Prosperity 2020.
We often say that as Indigenous people we have a different understanding of the world, different than the western understanding, and this certainly applies to the concept of democracy. This talk will speak to those differences.
Jean Becker is an Inuk from Labrador and came to Guelph forty years ago. She is a grandmother and the Senior Advisor Aboriginal Initiatives at Wilfrid Laurier University.